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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Dec. 15, 2016

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By Kevin Siembieda

Gonna keep this Update short as you are keeping us crazy busy with pulling, packing and shipping out Christmas Surprise Package orders! It seems half of you have waited to order closer to Christmas and the rest of you loved your first Grab Bag so much, you have decided to order another one or two. That’s fantastic! Keep ‘em coming. We are on top of shipping everything out – regular orders as well as Christmas Surprise Packages – as fast as they come in. We want to ensure they arrive in time for Christmas! Even if it keeps us working into the night! Me, Julius, Alex and the entire Palladium crew are dedicated to make your holidays fun and exciting. We are having a blast with these and happy to be wowing so many people with this holiday special.

December is always the busiest time of year for us. All of us worked through the weekend pulling orders, writing, editing, working on art, etc. Plus, I have had a couple of business meetings and we are plotting 2017 releases. The cool thing is, everyone seems energized and excited for the holidays and next year. Enjoy the Surprise Package, game on and have a wonderful holiday season.

Christmas Grab Bags

UPDATE: Christmas Surprise Packages – ONLY 9 days till Christmas

We are packing and shipping to make sure you get your Christmas Surprise Package in time for Christmas. Keep those orders coming. This is the perfect gift for any gamer – or yourself – only 9 days till Christmas!

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package? $90-$95 worth of Palladium RPG books (often $100 or more!) for only $45 plus shipping and handling.

And if you want the books signed, I, Kevin Siembieda, and available Palladium staff and freelancers are happy to sign EACH and every one of them. It is all our way of saying thank you to all of you for your support and kindness. Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of gamers around the world.

The perfect gamer gift for the holidays as well as upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or filling in holes in your collection and trying new game settings. Have you been eyeballing Rifts® or Robotech®, or Dead Reign®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Beyond the Supernatural™, After the Bomb®, or one of the other world settings? Well, this is the time to give it a try.

  • Surprise Packages make great holiday gifts for the gamers in your life – Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package is the ideal way to go for gamers. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Try new game settings and receive cool stuff.
  • Get autographs from the Palladium crew and available freelancers.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.
  • All items selected and comments read by Santa Kevin, himself. Ho, ho, ho!

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $40 for just a single core rule book, but for $45 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer by word of mouth, The Rifter® and our website, so please post and spread the word everywhere. Seriously, post everywhere. The Grab Bags are a great way to try Robotech® RPG Tactics, Rifts® and any of our games. Let Savage Worlds gamers and others know about this great deal, too. Pick up one for yourself and for every gamer you know!

A long Wish List avoids delays. The Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the fun, joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a “Wish List” of 10-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 10-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items you’ll be getting. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it is a surprise! Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Shipping guidelines for Christmas delivery – 9 days till Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016

NEED A SURPRISE PACKAGE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS? You still have time. Order now! Or this weekend and those of you living in the USA should get your Christmas Surprise Packages in time for Christmas! See the guide below. Order by Sunday, December 18 or sooner, and do NOT use Media Mail. Order this weekend!

NOTE: After December 19, we cannot guarantee any order to arrive in time for Christmas. But use the guidelines below and the odds are very good it will. Remember, Palladium needs a day or two to process and pack orders, and we cannot ship on the weekend. Make sure your address is complete (include Apt. Number), your order is clear, and your Wish List is long.

- UPS “Ground” in the USA is 3-5 days delivery. Those of you who live east of the Mississippi River may have till December 19 to place your order and get it by Christmas. If you live west of the Rockies, you need to use UPS 3-Day Select for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

- Priority Mail in the USA – Place your order by December 18 (should be a bit cheaper than UPS 3-Day Select).

- Express Mail in the USA – Place your order by December 18.

- UPS 3-Day Select in the USA – Place your order by December 19 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

- UPS “2nd Day Air” in the USA – Place your order by December 20.

- UPS “Next Day Air”/Overnight in the USA – Place your order by December 21.

- Media Mail, least expensive but you are NOT likely to get it in time for Christmas. Odds are you will NOT get it in time using Media Mail. Palladium will NOT guarantee any package shipped via Media Mail to arrive before Christmas. Use this method at your own risk.

- To our friends in Canada and overseas, I’m sorry, but at this point we can NOT guarantee Christmas delivery.

- The Surprise Package still makes a nice way to start the New Year off right, or for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and even Valentine’s Day and other occasions happening in January and February. Order sooner rather than later. Happy Holidays, one and all!

Click here for more details and to place your order.

Hell Followed

UPDATE: Hell Followed – Dead Reign® sourcebook – available now!

I am happy to report that people are ordering and enjoying Hell Followed™ like crazy. And they should. The ideas in this sourcebook are new and a blast to play. The section on disasters, their damage stats and consequences is suitable for any game setting. The Masked Lunatics section provides an entirely new approach to the Zombie Apocalypse and helping survivors. The section on urban survival and cults provides more fodder for adventures, and the new zombies are truly unique and scary. Man, I love this book. Taylor White and Nick Bradshaw’s work helped me create a dynamic and unforgettable sourcebook.

Hell Followed™ takes the Dead Reign® zombie setting to the next level with a number of characters and ideas (dead and alive) I don’t think have ever been done before in the zombie genre. Everyone who has seen the book is surprised and excited by it. Hell Followed™ is available for the Christmas Surprise Packages as of right now! Request the Dead Reign® RPG and the other zombie sourcebooks in your Christmas Surprise Package and see what you might get. This game line is fast, easy to play and fun as Hell. I recommend it highly.

Much of the Hell Followed™ and other Dead Reign® source material can be easily dropped into Heroes Unlimited™, After the Bomb®, Nightbane® (especially an alternate dimension or some portion of the Nightlands™) or Rifts®, and most of the disasters and zombies work well in the Palladium Fantasy RPG®.

Weapons Armor and Castles of the Orient

UPDATE: Weapons, Armor & Castles of the Orient – For ALL game systems – available now

Weapons, Armor & Castles of the Orient – the fan fave, 48 page weapon reference book should be in the Palladium warehouse tomorrow, December 16. Like all the books in the weapon series, the information is suitable for use in ALL game systems and is historically accurate. Weapons and Assassins, Exotic Weapons and European Castles are all coming back in print soon.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #76 – December release – another awesome issue

All the artwork is done. Wayne is doing his last bit of final edits, before final layout.

The Rifter® #76 is another awesome issue with fun official and optional source material and adventure ideas. Getting The Rifter® #76 finished sooner was made impossible due to the demands of the Christmas Surprise Package and holiday shipping. Hey, we are not complaining! Please keep those orders coming in. I’m just saying it has knocked us off schedule several days, and that delay may push the release into early January. That said, we are still shooting for an end of December release!

Personally, I think I was most surprised by Thomas Morrison’s Blood Diamonds adventure. Though designed with Heroes Unlimited™ in mind, the setting and subject matter are such that it is suitable for Heroes Unlimited™ and Ninjas & Superspies™, and even Nightbane® and RECON® (with some modification). Plus, it could be the beginning of a globe-spanning campaign. Very cool. Greg Diaczyk’s Elemental Primorda “official” source material will be welcomed by those of you looking for mysterious, magical beings and monsters. It is for use in Rifts®, Phase World® and Palladium Fantasy RPG®, but also suitable for Heroes Unlimited™. And you already know that the next chapter in the Splicers®: I am Legion™ adventure source material is going to be epic, plus there is a Rifts® setting, news, another look at Rifts® for Savage Worlds, and if we can squeeze it in, some more source material based on the Bradshaw cover for Heroes Unlimited™. Another issue I can highly recommend.

UPDATE: Rifts® Board Game from Rogue Heroes, LLC

We are getting a lot of positive feedback about the Rifts® board game coming from Rogue Heroes LLC (its Kickstarter should launch in March, 2017). This Carmen Bellaire designed game is going to be a beauty, and fun to play.

UPDATE: Everything Else

Everything else, from Rifts® to RRT™, is in various stages of development.

160+ PDF Palladium Titles on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Mindwerks is new this week and available now

Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks™ is the new title available in PDF this week. Rifts® Mechanoids® Sourcebook became available last week. Other recent PDF products include the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, Rifts® Sourcebook One (more than 100,000 copies sold!), Rifts® Black Market (one of our faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, and so much more, are all available in PDF. You can also get ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards, Robotech® and Rifts® Paper Miniatures along with Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax Two, The Rifter® #1-69, Rifts® World Books 1-30 and many other Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane® and other game line titles. New Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material will be made available in the weeks ahead. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be getting added every week or two through the end of the year, so watch for them.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave 2 Paper Game Pieces, and all RRT game cards, join Rifts® Ultimate Edition and 160+ other PDF Palladium titles, RRT stuff, G.M. helper kits and free material on DriveThruRPG.com right now! More Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game titles, paper miniatures and fun are coming to PDF in the weeks and months ahead. Watch for them.

Recent PDF titles include Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax 2, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™ and Merc Ops™, Rifts® Black Market, Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 29: Madhaven™, Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno™, Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp, Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp, World Book 25: Rifts® China Two, and World Book 24: Rifts® China One, among many, many others. There are also previews of Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™, The Rifter® #73, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Bizantium and many other Palladium titles. Check back every week to see which new PDFs of Rifts® World Books and other titles have been added!

In addition to the titles listed above, The Minion War™ series of books, the Rifts® Coalition Wars®/Tolkeen series, Chaos Earth® Resurrection, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) titles, Splicers® RPG and most issues of The Rifter® are available NOW! So are first edition rules of the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and sourcebooks, Palladium Fantasy RPG® and sourcebooks, The Mechanoids®, and much more, available on DriveThruRPG.com.

Available right now:

UPDATE: Palladium Collectibles Available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

Alex and I continue to put up new material like the Hell Followed proofreader copy (signed), original artwork, and my personal toy collection: Marvel Superheroes, Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman, Spawn, and my massive Star Wars collection, including vintage Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi vehicles and action figures, and more recent Star Wars items too. Most are still in their original packaging. The store also offers more original Palladium Books artwork, out of print books, proofreader copies and other toys. Keep checking as we are adding new items every week, sometimes a few times a week. I have several new, iconic Kevin Long Rifts® illustrations to be offered. I just need to find the time to write the descriptions.

All sorts of Palladium collectibles, hardcovers (BTS, Lemuria, Rifts® Silver, RUE Gold, etc.), out-of-print titles, original artwork, and toys and items from my personal collection are on my ebay store. We add items on a regular basis and offer sales, so check it out from time to time. Includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more available with frequent new items added. Items include original art, out-of-print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold), hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend or two for new items added.

I will continue to pull things out of my personal collection and Palladium archives and make them available. A bunch of toys have already been added to my online store with more to come.

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Busiest Time of the Year

The two weeks before Christmas are frenzied fun as all hands are on deck to pull, pack and ship product galore. And there is a lot to do as we work hard to make sure packages get to you in time for Christmas. We are not always successful, but we have a pretty great record of success. We are also trying to get books finished, and squeeze in other work and business meetings, so things are happening at a rocket pace at Palladium Books. We are enjoying it, though. Good energy and good cheer.

Enjoy more fun comments from the Surprise Packages by fans like you. And place your orders for the Christmas Surprise Package and Hell Followed™ in time for Christmas! Only nine days to Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Ho, ho, ho!

– Kevin Siembieda, Surrogate Santa and Publisher

Christmas Grab Bags

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

Every year there is a section where the customer can offer comments and suggestions with his or her Surprise Package order. Every year, in acknowledgment of our fans, and because they are fun to read, we offer a sampling in the Weekly Updates. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin. Keep those imaginations burning bright, have a joyous holiday season and game on.

You have no idea how much your comments and support mean to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your brief comments. They always brighten our day. Thank you. I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] when applicable.

Z.M. in the Military, writes: This is the 5th or 6th year in a row that I have ordered a Surprise Package. It’s my fun present to myself, and I look forward to it every year. Thanks for keeping this tradition alive. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

[You are very welcome, Z.M. Enjoy and happy holidays to you. – KS]

V.J. in Brunswick, Ohio, writes: Thank you so much. My husband enjoys getting these each Christmas.

[Glad to hear it, V.J. Glad we can help make his Christmas that much more fun. – KS]

K.K. in Kirkland, Washington, writes (in part): I ordered my first Surprise Package and asked to be impressed. I was. You guys work hard and put out great products. Keep up the good work.

[We will, K.K. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the Surprise Package.

S.P. in Junction City, Oregon, writes: A great way to rebuild after major life changing events happen! Love your guys’ work. Keep it up!

[Will do, S.P. I hope your future is full of success and happiness. Glad our games can help you through the transition. Keep that imagination burning bright! – KS]

J.R. in Winter Park, Florida, writes: Once again Christmas Grab Bags arrive and my day is made. I love this offer and do what I can to get one. Thanks once again for this amazing deal. Merry Christmas to all and to all a great sale!

[Thanks, J.R. I’m happy you enjoy our Grab Bags so much. We aim to please. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. – KS]

N.G. in Attleboro, Massachusetts, writes: I love your games. I remember The Mechanoids® when it first came out, as well as RECON®. Didn’t think picking 10-15 things would have been so tough.

[Hey N.G., thanks for sticking with us all these years. We have some amazing stuff coming next year. Btw, your Wish List was fine. Happy holidays and keep that imagination burning bright. – KS]

S.G. in Seymour, Indiana, writes: Have tried all of them. Other than The Rifters®, I own all of your games. But had requests from my gaming family for all these books [listed]. Your books make great gifts.

[That’s what I’ve been telling people, S.G. The Surprise Package makes great gifts. Keep on collecting and thanks for the awesome support! – KS]

J.M. in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, writes: Everything on this list completes my Rifts® and Robotech® collections. Thank you for years of imagination unleashing.

[Well, you are that much closer to a complete collection, J.M. Enjoy the books and the holidays. Meanwhile, I’ll keep unleashing my imagination if you do the same. Ho, ho, ho. – KS]

C.B. in Arlington, Washington, writes: I look forward every year to fill in my [Surprise Package Wish] list – you guys are the best! Keep up the good work. I’m still hoping, like many others, for a GOOD Rifts® movie.

[Enjoy the Grab Bag, C.B., you sent a good list. As for a good Rifts® movie, we pray for a great Rifts® movie some day. I’m afraid we have not heard any news on that front, but we remain hopeful. I mean, doesn’t it seem like the films that take 10-20 years to reach the screen are great when they finally do? Plus we have a couple of other Hollywood types looking at various Palladium IPs. Fingers crossed! – KS]

B.R. in Hermantown, Minnesota, writes: I already have a lot of Palladium’s books and plan on collecting them until I own them all! It is for this reason that I have given you a lot to choose from. Anything listed would be highly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

[Another collection closer to completion. Enjoy, B.R., and game on! – KS]

C.M. in Tallmadge, Ohio, writes: Keep up the stellar work! I hope you are planning on supporting the Savage Rifts® game line. I love your products and I love the Grab Bag season!

[We love it all too, C.M., including our many awesome fans. Of course, we plan to support Savage Rifts® – though it is Pinnacle who is in the driver’s seat on this one. From what I can tell, they have big plans for this game line. – KS]

V.L. in La Mesa, California, writes: You guys are awesome. Keep up the great work. Been playing Rifts® and Beyond the Supernatural™ for a while. Looking forward to the next BTS sourcebooks.

[Thank you for the nice compliment. Everyone here is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. We love what we do and the fans we do it for. I’m hungry to write the new material for Beyond the Supernatural™, but we have some other big plans first, then BTS™ here I come. I want to see support for ALL our major game lines. – KS]

MLM in Meadville, Pennsylvania, writes: Can’t wait to see what gets delivered this time. And can’t wait for the release of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ and Dead Reign® Hell Followed™!

[I think you’ll like this Grab Bag, MLM. As for Hell Followed™, it is available now. Have you ordered it? And Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is coming along nicely. It is fantastic. – KS]

R.R. in Milledgeville, Georgia, writes (in part): Dead Reign® RPG Tactics™ game?

[You are not the first to ask, R.R. Dead Reign® and Rifts® are the two most often asked about. Let Palladium fulfill its obligations to Robotech® RPG Tactics™ first, and then we’ll think about other RPG Tactics game lines. Meanwhile, watch for Carmen Bellaire’s Rifts® boardgame being produced under license. Its Kickstarter should launch in March or April 2017. That game is gonna be something. And the miniatures ... wow. – KS]

W.S. in Salem, Oregon, writes: Hope all of your Christmas wishes come true. Happy holidays Kevin and crew!

[Thank you, W.S. How can they not with great fans like you? Christmas season has been wonderful so far. Looking forward to an incredible New Year. May all your Christmas wishes come true to you, W.S., and all our cherished fans. – KS]

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

The best deal of the holidays. I mean, you would pay $40 for just a core rule book for most games, but with a $45 Surprise Package you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks, or a variety of sourcebooks or other goodies. Our way of giving back to you and trying to make the holidays special for the members of the Palladium family.

Just click here for all the details. And tell everyone about this offer while they can still get it! Thank you and happy holidays.

Hell Followed

Hell Followed – Now Shipping!

A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Do more than survive

“This book begins to redefine the zombie genre. It broadens the field of possibilities and expands upon the modern zombie mythos. It is full of twists and surprises I had never imagined. – Alex Marciniszyn, Editor

In the wake of the Zombie Apocalypse, survivors find themselves trapped in a living hell. As everyone struggles to survive against the ravenous dead, some rise up to be heroes fighting for those in need and against all manner of evil – living and dead.

Be more than a survivor. Accept the new world and do something about it.

  • 11 New types of zombies, including the Armored Brute, Dead Mound Giant, Seeker and more.
  • 7 New Apocalyptic Character Classes.
  • Masked Lunatics – heroes or madmen?
  • Cults, good and bad, plus other weirdness and dangers.
  • 21 Disasters to complicate survival. Each described with damage stats, penalties and consequences. The most comprehensive information of this type ever presented! Blizzard, Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Toxic Spill, Wildfire, and more.
  • Government enclaves. Could the government or its military still exist? If so, where are they? What are they doing?
  • 8 Government conspiracy theories. Each fuel for creating adventures and building different organizations.
  • Tables for creating government enclaves and their purpose.
  • Abandoned Emergency Relief Centers and the resources they may still have to offer survivors, if they can get to them. Random tables and ideas for adventure.
  • Take your zombie campaign to the next level!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda. The biggest Dead Reign® sourcebook yet. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 236. Available now!

The Rifter #76

NEW! The Rifter® #76 – Ships December, 2016

The Rifter® #76 is filled with strange creatures, adventure and fun across the Megaverse® and multiple world settings.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Splicers® and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #76 Highlights:

  • Rifts®, Phase World®, and Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Elemental Primordials™, by Greg Diaczyk and Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. Elemental Primordials are something new in the Megaverse®. No one knows why they are appearing or whether that is good or bad. These new Elemental beings can be used as player characters or NPCs. Four Elemental Primordials and four riding animals from the Elemental Realms. Their very existence sparks potential storylines and adventure ideas. Get your first glimpse of them in The Rifter® #76.
  • Rifts® Pecos Badlands Town – by Brett Caron. Thinking about doing some adventuring in the Rifts American Southwest? Mosey on over to Gohjjunk.
  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get another look at what’s coming this winter.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Five, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure reaches a fever pitch as we near the conclusion. More secrets, danger and combat.
  • Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies, Nightbane® – Blood Diamonds by Thomas Morrison presents adventure source material with a war-torn setting, story and NPCs in Africa. But it could be just the beginning of a globe spanning campaign.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Nicholas Bradshaw. Art by Walton, Dudley, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 176. Ships end of December, 2016, in final production.

Weapons Armor and Castles of the Orient

BACK IN PRINT: Weapons and Castles of the Orient

– Compatible with ALL Game Systems – Ships December 15, 2016

Weapons and Castles of the Orient is a 48 page, comic book sized, lavishly illustrated guide to the major types of weapons, armor and castle fortifications of the East – Japan, China and Malaysia. Includes Samurai body armor, weapons, and several castles complete with floor plan diagrams. Chinese weapons and more. Back in print due to popular request.

  • For use with ALL game systems.
  • Written by Matthew Balent. Historically accurate.
  • Cover by Scott Johnson. Interior art by Kucharski, Kwiatkowski and Siembieda.
  • 48 pages – $9.95 retail – Cat. No. 404. Ships December 15, 2016. At the printer. Weapons & Assassins, Exotic Weapons, and European Castles are coming soon.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Glitter Boy miniature

The Glitter Boy miniature has always been the most popular of the Rifts® miniatures and is available again, while supplies last. Fewer than 50 are currently available.

The Glitter Boy is one in a line of 40+ Rifts® miniatures. These items are likely to be phased out after the release of the Rifts® Board Game being produced by Rogue Heroes, LLC. So get them while they are still available. The SAMAS and Sky Cycles are especially attractive and fun to paint, as are all the individual figures.

The Rifter #75

NEW! The Rifter® #75 – Available now!

The Rifter® #75 is shipping now!

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters alike – but his issue is especially packed with material for building and running adventures, and discovering – or rediscovering – the joy of role-playing games. Everyone should get this issue.

Rifter® #75 Highlights:

  • Rifts® Primer – G.M. and Player Tips, and a Rifts® Adventure, by Carl Gleba and Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. The Rifts® Primer is jam-packed with G.M. advice, player tips, personal experiences, and examples of game play, explanation of rules, a step by step outline for creating your own adventures, and two adventures to get you started. The sample adventure is written in such a way that new players who have never played Rifts®, or are completely unfamiliar with the Palladium game system, can run it with just the information presented in this article! New Game Masters and experienced G.M.s alike will enjoy the discussion about the art of role-playing and being a Game Master.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Four, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues as Legion reveals part of her sinister plans to your heroes which brings this adventure to a fever pitch. Your heroes must make difficult decisions and must find a way to stop her and her array of deadly machines. Plenty of psychological and horrific terrors to face. Includes a horrifying new machine and more. Do not miss this new chapter as heroes fight against Legion and her army of deadly machines.
  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get a look at the cool Rifts® RPG that uses Savage Worlds® rules. The game was a smash Kickstarter hit, and will be arriving on store shelves in the beginning of 2017.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Garrie Gastonny and Chris Bivins (Rifts® Savage Worlds).
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 175. Now available!

Rifts Poker Deck 1

NEW! Rifts® Poker Deck One (Color) – available now

For the first time ever, Rifts® is captured in a deck of playing cards. Each card a powerful image. Perfect for playing cards, collecting, gifts and use as an Action Deck for Pinnacle’s Rifts® Savage Worlds game line.

Gen Con gamers went wild over the two Rifts® Poker Decks and you will too. Both contain iconic Rifts® artwork and characters, and look gorgeous. The color and design of both poker decks makes the artwork pop and a joy to use. Available now.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • 52 full color playing cards, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are magic. Clubs are D-Bees. Hearts are heroes. Spades are the Coalition States.
  • Each card is a unique, color image. Artists include John Zeleznik, Scott Johnson, Kevin Long, David Dorman, Charles Walton II, Mark Evans, and others.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Ultimate Edition depicting a Ley Line Walker with an Alien Intelligence emerging from the Rift opening behind him, energy swirling. Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2575 – available now.

Rifts Poker Deck 2

New! Rifts® Poker Deck Two (black & white illustrations) – available now

52 iconic images and characters by your favorite artists. This second deck of playing cards captures Rifts® in a different light. Each card features a different iconic, black and white illustration set in a color border of rippling magic energy from the Rifts. Illustrations are by a wide range of fan favorite artists. A fun and attractive item for playing cards, collecting, and other uses.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • Color border and suits.
  • 52 playing cards featuring iconic illustrations, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are monsters. Clubs are heroes. Hearts are robots and power armor. Spades are the Coalition Army.
  • Each card has a unique illustration of a famous Rifts® hero, monster, mech or agent of the Coalition. Artists include Kevin Long, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Michael Wilson, Jeffery Russell, Apollo Okamura, and others.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Psyscape depicting a beautiful female psychic warrior, triumphant over a robotic enemy. Art by John Zeleznik.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2576 – available now.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Secrets of the Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity Arsenal Sourcebook

The name, CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal says it all. New Coalition armor, power armor, robots, combat vehicles, and related material.

  • New CS gear and weapons
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More ways to upgrade and improve your characters.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Apollo Okamura, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. In final production.

The Rifter #73

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are descendants from Earth’s past. The survivors of the sinking of Atlantis (really a dimensional mishap) and travelers of the Megaverse, wielders of Tattoo Magic and other lost mystic arts. Most people regard them as heroes, but are they? The Sunaj Assassins are mythic villains feared by all, yet they too are True Atlanteans who serve dark forces.

For the first time, much of the story behind True Atlanteans and their secrets are revealed.

  • True Atlanteans revisited.
  • Optional Atlantean character creation tables including clan heritage and other factors.
  • Secrets of the stone pyramids, different types/purposes and powers.
  • Many new magic tattoos, magic spells, weapons and armor.
  • Atlantean hideouts and secret communities across the Megaverse.
  • The Sunaj Assassins, their secrets, history and plans for the future.
  • Atlantean Monster Hunter O.C.C., Atlantean Defender O.C.C. and much more. And this is just the tip of what this book contains.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-$24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890.

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed™

“Desperate times require desperate measures. War has nothing to do with morality or justice. It’s all about winning or dying. We cannot bind our hands with high ideals, even our own, or worry about the laws of renegade nations or the rights of alien people. We must fight fire with fire. And you are the match.” – Colonel Lyboc addressing a Disavowed team

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892.

NEW! Rifts® Haunted Tech

The Republicans decide to make their move while Archie Three is waging his own shadow war against the demonic invaders. The result unleashes a menace Archie has kept contained and locked away for 300 years. And he is not happy about it.

  • Haunted Technology.
  • New weapons and gear.
  • More secrets and information about the Republicans.
  • More insane adventure opportunities, strangeness and fun.
  • The new rules, powers and abilities for Haunted Tech will blow your mind.
  • Haunted Tech gives new meaning to “ghost in the machine.” But are they a godsend or a Pandora’s Box of new dangers?
  • The Republicans reveal themselves and take action! Yes, that means Chaos Earth® NEMA O.C.C.s, robots and technology in Rifts® Earth.
  • Archie Three takes action behind the scenes, in a big way.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda with help from Charles Walton II.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 894.

Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail. Cat. No. 475.

Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders

The Great Cataclysm has devastated civilization, but humanity fights for survival. The struggles of civilian law enforcement, fire and rescue, and everyday men and women are some of the most epic tales to be told in a world gone to hell. They fight monsters, aliens, the paranormal, the elements, and each other, all with the hope of reclaiming their lives from the Chaos.

  • New D-Bees and monsters from the Rifts.
  • First Responder O.C.C.s, skills and special equipment.
  • New “average citizen” Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s).
  • New equipment for NEMA “Roscoes” and other emergency personnel.
  • Notable rescue vehicles, robot drones, and technology.
  • Source information and stats for common Golden Age technology (weapons, vehicles, medical tech, etc.).
  • Apocalypse Plagues brought from other worlds to Chaos Earth.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Clements & Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 665.

After the Bomb RPG

BACK in STOCK: After the Bomb® RPG

– Stand alone game and suitable for Heroes Unlimited RPG

Ever wonder what it would be like to play an intelligent, humanoid eagle? What about a sword wielding turtle or ninja rodent, or heroic wolfman, or a flying pig? In After the Bomb® you can turn a mouse into the size of a gorilla, or keep him small and sneaky, but with special animal powers, psychic abilities and human speech and intelligence. Or create that winged humanoid eagle who preys upon criminals. Or maybe that giant hamster, let alone mutant lion or tiger, is an animalistic brute who hunts other mutants (humans and animals!) and feasts upon them like a monstrous predator. The choices are yours.

After the Bomb® lets you mutate any animal you can think of, into a heroic crime-fighter set in our modern world or a mutant animal survivor of post-apocalyptic Earth — think Planet of the Apes on steroids. An environment where humans struggle to survive in a devastated (nuked?) world, and intelligent mutant animals appear to be the inheritors of the planet. Fun. Wild. Imaginative stories await.

The After the Bomb® RPG and its future world setting is one of the late, great, Erick Wujcik’s most fun and lasting creations. Play it as a stand-alone game or use AtB as a resource to create mutant animals that can be dropped into your Heroes Unlimited™ game, Aliens Unlimited™, Rifts®, Phase World®, Robotech® or just about any game setting. Play them as mutant animals or aliens from another world, heroes or villains, victims and fugitives, but get After the Bomb® because its mutant creations can fit many roles and are a blast to play in any setting.

  • 100+ intelligent mutant animals already described, statted and ready for you to play.
  • Mutant animal creation rules that lets you turn ANY animal into a mutant with human intelligence, a humanoid body (or not), and super animal powers and/or animal psionics.
  • Mutant humans who sacrifice their humanity for super abilities.
  • The blasted, post-apocalyptic setting and villains.
  • Six post-apocalyptic After the Bomb® adventures.
  • A complete role-playing game with core rules, skills, weapons and equipment, apocalyptic world setting and playing tips.
  • Suitable for use with the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and other RPG settings.
  • Art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Tyler Walpole and others.
  • Cover by Scott Johnson.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 503. Back in print.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Heroes Unlimited RPG – Reminder

Want to play superhumans and caped heroes, mutants and aliens, power armor clad champions and super soldiers? The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG lets you create them all and more.

The game is called Heroes Unlimited™ because it enables you to create every type of superhuman and comic book hero you can imagine. Bring your favorite comic book heroes to life or create an entirely hero of you own design. Then weave adventure adventures set in our modern world but one where superhumans, heroes and villains make our world even more exciting and dangerous. If you know and love comic books, you know what happens next.

A complete game, all you need to get started is this 352 page rule book, a few friends, dice and an imagination. With several sourcebooks back in stock, and comic book heroes the rage in film and TV, we thought we would remind people about just how awesome the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG really is. Order yours today.

  • 101 super abilities. And many have a variety of sub-powers within them, plus bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • Wizards and those enchanted and empowered by magic.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Mutants with super abilities and mutant animals.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Bionic and power armor creation rules.
  • Robots and super-vehicle creation rules.
  • Super-Soldiers and martial arts masters.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Mike Gustovich, Kevin Long and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 500.

DriveThruRPG

Palladium PDF Books – download from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made hundreds of PDF products available for digital download from DriveThruRPG.com, as well as Fantasy Paper Miniatures, Game Master resources and other good things with more to come. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include:

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